|Helen Yelen 8July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Helen is Lesley (the oral historian's) great-aunt. She is 94 years old. She was born in 1917 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Her mother was quite sick throughout most of Helen's life; she had tuberculosis and Helen and her siblings spent some time living with their grandfathers and other relatives. This was how Helen learned to understand Yiddish. Her parents didn't speak it at home, but her grandfathers and other relatives did...
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|Murray Lubin 13July2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Murray Lubin was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on July 13, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Murray Lubin grew up in New York shifting his time between the Lower East Side and Williamsburg, Brooklyn. His mother was born in Poland and was the last one of her family to arrive in the United States. Murray carefully explains the system of saving money to bring an individual family member over to the United States at the start of his interview...
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|Miriam Udel 16December2013 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Emily F.)|
Miriam Udel was interviewed by Jessica Parker on December 16, 2013, at the Association for Jewish Studies Conference in Boston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Udel Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Boston, Massachusetts, December 16, 2013...
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